TOP 5 BREAKOUT ARTISTS OF 2017

 

Khalid

 

 

19 year old R&B artist, Khalid, is an American singer and songwriter signed with Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records. He hit the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart with the breakout single “Locatio

n” in July, becoming a certified platinum. Along with over 30 million listens on the famous music app, Spotify, he also is the winner of the award for Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards recently in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Dua Lipa

 

With 125 million views on Youtube, English singer, Dua Lipa’s music video, New Rules has hit No. 1 in the United Kingdom and Number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Her career began at age 14, by covering songs by other artists on Youtube. She is signed by Warner Music Group and since then has made hit after hit. She is now Spotify UK’s most streamed female in 2017, ahead of Beyonce and Taylor Swift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Michaels

Julia Michael breakout single “Issues” peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot as well cowrote the No.1 pop hit single “Bad Liar” by Selena Gomez which was a big hit in 2017. While she was nominated for the best New Artist award at the MTV Music Awards where Khalid took the award, she first began her career as a songwriter. Writing songs for famous singers like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Fifth Harmony. All the songs have also become sensational hits such as “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, “Bad Liar” by Selena Gomez, and “Close” by Nick Jonas.

 

 

 

Alessia Cara

 

 

 

 

21 year old, Alessia Cara hit the HOT 100 which 4 songs ranked on the top 10 hits. Songs like “Here” hit #5 and “1-800-273-8255” at #3. She also sings the theme song, “How Far I’ll Go” of the movie, Moana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SZA

 

 

Breakout artist, Solana Imani Rowe, better known as her stage name, SZA, became a new artist in 2017 had 1 top 10 hit in the HOT 100s. The song “What Lovers Do” with Maroon 5 hit #9 on the billboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.billboard.com/artists/top-100

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